After childbirth, the vagina can look wider than it was before. It can feel softer, more open, and looser. Some vaginas also feel and look swollen or bruised. However, the openness and swelling should start reducing after a few days that follow childbirth. The vagina may not return to the pre-birth size and shape completely. This is a major reason why some men go for young companions. However, this should not be an issue. Pelvic floor exercises can help tone the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal muscles. This helps prevent leaking of urine or incontinence while making the vagina feel firm.
Stiches and Soreness
In some cases, the vagina area feels sore or painful immediately after childbirth. However, this improves 6 to 12 weeks after delivery. Pelvic floor exercises can also help with this situation. If an episiotomy or tear was repaired with stitches after childbirth, the perineum may feel sore. In that case, your doctor may prescribe some painkillers. It’s also important to ensure that the perineal area remains clean.